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Queer Editorial

queeread19.jpg We’re only here for the Queeread

Like reading? Yes? Then you’ll probably like a bit of Queeread, Newcastle’s LGBTQI+ book club, which you’ll find at the lovely Prohibition Cabaret Bar in Newcastle.

As the dark nights begin to engulf us once again is there anything better than snuggling up with a good book? (Answer: don’t be daft.) I need books as much as I need Ben & Jerry’s Caramel Chew Chew and, let me tell, I need Ben & Jerry’s Caramel Chew Chew more than I need air. Books are very much at the forefront of Queeread, a new club that set up shop earlier this year. They’ve already covered some real page-turners including Patricia Highsmith’s second novel ‘The Price of Salt’ (which was made into the acclaimed film ‘Carol’ by Todd Haynes). Other books that have been discussed include the likes of Shirley Jackson’s ‘We Have Always Lived In The Castle’, James Baldwin’s ‘Giovanni’s Room’ and Andrea Lawlor’s ‘Paul Takes The Form Of A Mortal Girl’. The last post I read from them on Twitter read: “It’s still a new group and v informal. We’re always thrilled to see new faces. Do head along, even just for a quick drink and confirmation once and for all that our bullshit is not for you…” which will give you some indication of how un-po-faced the whole thing is. Time to dip a toe in? I think so…

Queeread, Sunday 20 October, Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle, 4pm-7pm, free to join. prohibitionbar.co.uk